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At Oracle Care and Education we believe our staff are our greatest asset in supporting and safeguarding the welfare of our young people.

As a person-focused company, we are committed to nurturing our staff and young people to create a warm and welcoming environment.

Our person-focused approach enables our team to effectively support our young people, and prepare them for the future.

At Oracle we offer competitive terms and conditions, including excellent salary annual leave entitlement. We also offer a pension enrolment scheme for all employees. All staff have access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which provides a confidential 24/7 helpline if required.

Our robust training programme exceeds mandatory training, and includes a provision to fund personal development for our employees.

This is an exciting time for Oracle and we are currently seeking experienced staff with a passion for working with young people. Successful candidates should have experience of working with children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Candidates should hold or be working towards the relevant qualification (see job specification).


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VACANCY: TEACHING ASSISTANT x 2 – CONGLETON

Looking for a new opportunity in education?

How does becoming a Teaching Assistant within an outstanding organisation sound; an organisation that dedicates itself to enhancing the lives of children?

Oracle exists to give young people with very complex histories and needs a chance to break out from a spiral of negative and sometimes risky behaviours. We provide them with the safety and positive relationships needed to build their hopes and enable them to have a better future. People who work here want to make a difference and understand the needs of the young people and the behaviours they may present, as well as how to manage, support and influence change in relation to these behaviours.

Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the Head Teacher. You will be responsible for providing support and supervision to the pupils.

In this role you will need to support the aims and ethos of the school. You will support teachers by supervising pupils during lesson and break times as well as participating in lesson activities when necessary

Qualification, Skills and Education

In exceptional circumstances, when mandatory criteria is not met, it may be possible to make an offer subject to the required qualification or licence to be obtained in a set period of time

  • Qualified to GCSE Level including Math, English & Science
  • A Level 3 Qualification or above in child studies or education
  • General experience in a school setting
  • Experience working with young people with challenging behaviour/special needs
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Self-starter who demonstrates a high level of motivation and commitment
  • Full manual driving licence

Desirable

Knowledge of National Minimum and Ofsted/ISI Standards

Knowledge of National Curriculum

Experience of working within a team with a multi-agency approach

We Offer

Competitive package

Pension Scheme

Carer Progression

Closing Date: Friday 13th October 2017

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please call Melanie Jackson on 01260 294904 or email melaniejackson@oraclecare.com for an application pack. For further information please visit our website www.oraclecare.com

Successful applicants will be required to apply for enhanced DBS disclosure. Oracle Care & Education supports and promotes Equal Opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination on grounds of; race, nationally, ethic or national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

You are expected to comply with Oracle’s policy on Equal Opportunities all times and to ensure that your work practice and actions re-enforce this at all times.

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VACANCY: SENIOR REGISTERED MANAGER OR REGISTERED MANAGER - CONGLETON

Oracle Care and education is an established provider of specialist clinically informed care and education in a therapeutic environment for young people with complex needs.

We are looking to recruit a Senior Registered Manager and Registered Manager to join us in our Congleton/Stoke on Trent Region and work as part of a professional team to promote and provide the highest standard of care. You must be able to communicate effectively with children and young people and understand and empathise with the needs of the young people.

Person Specification/Competencies

Essential

  • Ability to work independently, lead a staff team and managers and work cohesively within the management group
  • Demonstrate commitment to the staff in the base home and other home managers in their locality, young people, the service and each other in order to achieve high quality outcomes.
  • Work in such a way which ‘models’ expectations and behaviour to both staff and young people.
  • Excellent communication and active listening skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload
  • Be able to understand how working in a challenging environment affects them and the other managers in their locality
  • Self confidence in being able to ask for help and support when needed
  • Ability to be an active manager who is able to recognise the future needs of their home, the staff and the young people.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Values and beliefs that reflect the organisational culture, acting as a role model to offer managers
  • Commitment to on-going personal development and to be part of a learning organisation
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others

Senior Registered Manager

  • Ready make the next progression as a step towards Regional Management

Desirable

  • Evidence of multi-site management or management of large teams
  • Significant experience leading inspections and dealing with all matters with Ofsted
  • Provable track record in managing complex teams

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements

  • Within the last 5 years, worked for at least 2 years in a position relevant to the residential care of children and young people
  • Worked for a least one year in a role requiring the supervision and management of staff working in a care role
  • Hold on appointment or complete within 1 year from the date of appointment Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or a qualification which Oracle Care considers to be equivalent to the Level 5 Diploma
  • A proven track record in the management of Social Care (Inspection Ratings)
  • Full manual driving licence

We offer

  • Career progression
  • Competitive salary packages depending on experience and qualifications
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please call Melanie Jackson 01260 294904 or email melaniejackson@oraclecare.com or an application pack. For further information please visit our website www.oraclecare.com

Successful applicants will be required to apply for enhanced DBS disclosure. Oracle Care supports and promotes Equal Opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination on grounds of; race, nationally, ethic or national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

You are expected to comply with Oracle’s policy on Equal Opportunities all times and to ensure that your work practice and actions re-enforce this at all times.

Closing date is Friday 20th October 2017

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VACANCY - REGIONAL CLINICIAN

CONGLETON

Looking for a new opportunity in Residential Childcare?

How does becoming a Counselling/Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist within an outstanding organisation sound; an organisation that dedicates itself to enhancing the lives of children?

Oracle exists to give young people with very complex histories and needs a chance to break out from a spiral of negative and sometimes risky behaviours. We provide them with the safety and positive relationships needed to build their hopes and enable them to have a better future. People who work here want to make a difference and understand the needs of the young people and the behaviours they may present, as well as how to manage, support and influence change in relation to these behaviours.

JOB PURPOSE

To provide regular, expert clinical guidance to the teams of staff who look after our children.

To monitor and promote the development and maintenance of a positive, therapeutic environment and ethos within Oracle Care & Education services, including training and developing staff to achieve this.

To provide psychotherapeutic input to young people within Oracle Care’s residential and education services, and provide specialist expertise in the assessment and treatment of young people presenting with trauma and attachment based difficulties.

To assist in the continued implementing of good practice as outlined by the Enabling Environments framework.

KEY TASKS

Maintain and manage an allocated caseload of young people in Oracle’s residential/educational services, and maintain effective records of work and planning undertaken.

Undertake and advise on psychological assessment of young people referred to the service/admitted into placement.

As a member of the team around the child, support the implementation and monitoring of treatment plans and progress for young people within the region to optimise the joined up therapeutic work around the child across care, education and clinical services.

Provide professional consultation and guidance for residential and education teams to develop their understanding of, and practice around, each young person’s presentation and emotional well being needs.

Advise the referrals team about suitability of young people for placement within the service, and residential and education managers about Oracle’s ability to safely manage and support client’s presenting problems and risk behaviours.

Advise on and contribute to the development and implementation of effective outcome measurement frameworks for Oracle Care’s services.

Attend and participate in statutory and other case management/professional meetings on behalf of the Clinical Team and/or Oracle Care Ltd

Develop, deliver and evaluate training for Oracle staff and managers to develop practice skills and understanding

Support and supervise staff in the development of their therapeutic child care practice

Undertake and advise on service evaluation and development projects as required

Supervise junior members of the clinical team as required

Maintain professional accreditation and expertise as per statutory requirements and/or the codes of practice of your professional body

Build, promote and maintain effective professional networks, and partnerships with local and national services (e.g. CAMHS) relevant to the client population within Oracle

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Registered as a practitioner psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Significant post qualification experience, and proven abilities, in working therapeutically with young people and their families or carers, and monitoring progress and outcomes.

Demonstrates good knowledge, expertise and experience in assessment, intervention and risk management with developmental trauma and attachment difficulties.

Proven ability to produce high quality, well-written clinical reports.

Experience of working effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES & SKILLS

A self starter who demonstrates a high level of motivation and commitment, and who can work independently as well as within a team.

Trustworthy and highly ethical

Able to work independently and to confidently articulate their professional judgement and views in professional form.

Skilled communicator who is able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people, and who can explain complex material in a way that others can understand.

Ability to maintain a calm and compassionate demeanor across a variety of contexts.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Experience with young people who show potential for offending behaviour, or who show concerning anti-social behaviour. Trained in the AIM2 assessment tool and in Good Life model of treatment.

Experience of supervising, mentoring and developing individual staff and/or teams.

Experience of delivering training or group work.

Experience of working therapeutically with children in the community and/ or in secure settings, and especially of young people within the Looked After system.

Experience of working with children who have displayed sexually harmful behaviour.

Experience of working with children and young people presenting with autism spectrum conditions and with intellectual differences or disabilities.

Successful applicants will be required to apply for enhanced DBS disclosure. Oracle Care supports and promotes Equal Opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination on grounds of; race, nationally, ethic or national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

You are expected to comply with Oracle’s policy on Equal Opportunities all times and to ensure that your work practice and actions re-enforce this at all times.

If you would like to apply for this, please call Melanie Jackson on 01260 294904 or email melaniejackson@oraclecare.com for an application pack. For further information please visit our website www.oraclecare.com

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VACANCY: TEACHING ASSISTANT x 1 – BEDFORD

Looking for a new opportunity in education?

How does becoming a Teaching Assistant within an outstanding organisation sound; an organisation that dedicates itself to enhancing the lives of children?

Oracle exists to give young people with very complex histories and needs a chance to break out from a spiral of negative and sometimes risky behaviours. We provide them with the safety and positive relationships needed to build their hopes and enable them to have a better future. People who work here want to make a difference and understand the needs of the young people and the behaviours they may present, as well as how to manage, support and influence change in relation to these behaviours.

Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the Head of Education Services. You will be responsible for providing support and supervision to the pupils.

In this role you will need to support the aims and ethos of the school. You will support teachers by supervising pupils during lesson and break times as well as participating in lesson activities when necessary

Qualification, Skills and Education

In exceptional circumstances, when mandatory criteria is not met, it may be possible to make an offer subject to the required qualification or licence to be obtained in a set period of time

  • Qualified to GCSE Level including Math, English & Science
  • A Level 3 Qualification or above in child studies or education
  • General experience in a school setting
  • Experience working with young people with challenging behaviour/special needs
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Self-starter who demonstrates a high level of motivation and commitment
  • Full manual driving licence

Desirable

• Knowledge of National Minimum and Ofsted/ISI Standards

• Knowledge of National Curriculum

• Experience of working within a team with a multi-agency approach

We Offer

Competitive package

Pension Scheme

Carer Progression

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please call Melanie Jackson on 01260 294904 or email melaniejackson@oraclecare.com for an application pack. For further information please visit our website www.oraclecare.com

Successful applicants will be required to apply for enhanced DBS disclosure. Oracle Care & Education supports and promotes Equal Opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination on grounds of; race, nationally, ethic or national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

You are expected to comply with Oracle’s policy on Equal Opportunities all times and to ensure that your work practice and actions re-enforce this at all times.

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VACANCY – RESIDENTIAL CHILDCARE PRACTITIONER – CONGLETON

Looking for new opportunities within Childcare?

How does becoming a Residential Childcare Practitioner within an outstanding organisation sound; an organisation that dedicates itself to enhancing the lives of children?

Oracle exists to give young people with very complex histories and needs a chance to break out from a spiral of negative and sometimes risky behaviour. We provide them with the safety and positive relationships needed to build their hope and enable them to have a better future. People who work here want to make a difference and understand the needs of the young people and the behaviours they may present, as well as how to manage, support and influence change in relation to these behaviours.

The purpose of this role is to play a full effective role as a member of the staff team, providing high-quality assessment and residential care for young people.

Responsibilities

Professional Childcare Practices

As part of your job you will be adhering to the Oracle Care & Education ethos and work within policy and practice guidelines. This entails you actively participate in the development of a therapeutic environment and ensure that the highest standards of care are provided for each young person. To become a key worker to specific children and participate in the primary care and support for all children within the home. Participate in the development of individual risk assessments, behaviour support and treatment plans, and contributing to care planning, participating in reviews and other meetings as required, and to assist in the implementation of care plans.

You will need the ability to identify signs of distress or abuse, and to ensure that the young people are monitored and protected following safeguarding procedures. Ensuring the health & safety of children is monitored in accordance with the law and good practice guidance, whilst participating in individual supervision, training and staff development opportunities as offered through the centre.

Household Responsibilities

You will share in the practical activities necessary to maintain a home, to set high standards in home-making. Whilst caring for the fabric, equipment and ground and being accountable for monies allocated for specific purposes.

Personal

By keeping abreast with good practice will allow you to develop skills, knowledge and experience in accordance with the personal development contract. As part of this, you will be open to systematic personal review and improvement, including the development of an understanding of the dynamics of intensive therapeutic work to encourage your growth further.

Essential Requirements

Person Specification/Competencies

  • Domestic housekeeping skills
  • Awareness of the principles of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Basic understanding of the principles of childcare legislation
  • Assertive and confident
  • Good interpersonal/social skills
  • Ability to display appropriate responses to anger and anxiety
  • Ability to relate honestly to young people
  • Flexible (travel and shifts)

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements

  • Full Manual Driving Licence
  • Minimum of GCSE in Maths and English
  • Diploma Level 3 in Residential Childcare or equivalent

Desirable Requirements

  • Transferable life and interest skills
  • Understanding of child development and the impact of abuse
  • Innovative and creative
  • Able to work alone without direction
  • Previous experience of working with young people in a residential setting

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please call Melanie Jackson on 01260 294904 or email melaniejackson@oraclecare.com for an application pack. For further information please visit our website www.oraclecare.com

Successful applicants will be required to apply for enhanced DBS disclosure. Oracle Care & Education supports and promotes Equal Opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination on grounds of; race, nationally, ethic or national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

You are expected to comply with Oracle’s policy on Equal Opportunities all times and to ensure that your work practice and actions re-enforce this at all times.

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Vacancy: Residential Childcare Practitioner, Bedford Region

Oracle Care and Education is an established provider of specialist clinically informed care and education in a therapeutic environment for young people with complex needs.

We are looking to recruit a Residential Childcare Practitioner to join us in our Bedford Region and work as part of a professional team to promote and provide the highest standard of care. You must be able to communicate effectively with children and young people and understand and empathise with the needs of the young people.

Person Specification/Competencies

Essential

  • Basic computer skills
  • Domestic housekeeping skills
  • Awareness of the principles of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Basic understanding of the principles of childcare legislation
  • Assertive and confident
  • Good interpersonal / social skills
  • Responsible and mature outlook
  • Empathetic
  • Good sense of humour
  • Non-judgemental
  • Ability to display appropriate responses to anger and anxiety
  • Ability to relate honestly to young people
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Flexible (travel and shifts)

Desirable

  • Transferable life and interest skills
  • Understanding of child development and the impact of abuse
  • Innovative and creative
  • Able to work alone without direction
  • Previous experience of working with young people in a residential setting

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements

Essential

  • Basic computer skills
  • Full manual driving Licence

Desirable

  • Minimum of GCSE in Maths and English, or equivalent
  • Diploma Level 3 in Residential Childcare or equivalent

We offer

  • Career progression
  • competitive package and stakeholder pension scheme

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please call Katie Walby-Payne on 01525 864413 or email katiewalbypayne@oraclecare.com for an application pack. For further information please visit our website www.oraclecare.com

Successful applicants will be required to apply for enhanced DBS disclosure. Oracle Care & Education supports and promotes Equal Opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful discrimination on grounds of; race, nationally, ethic or national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

You are expected to comply with Oracle’s policy on Equal Opportunities all times and to ensure that your work practice and actions re-enforce this at all times.

What Our Staff Say...

“The best part of my job is the attachment you build and the difference you can make with the young people. It is a rewarding job and you learn different skills.”

“I enjoy working as a team, and my colleagues are friendly and helpful.”

Applications

If you’re interested in applying for our job opportunities, please contact us for a friendly chat or click here to download an application form.

All Applications in our Bedfordshire region should be sent to katiewalbypayne@oraclecare.com or call 01525 864413.

All Applications in our Staffordshire/Cheshire region should be sent to melaniejackson@oraclecare.com or call 01260 294 904

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